Original 9/8: We have a much clearer shot of the Pixel 5, compared to leaking late in late August. The images were tweeted this evening by a Mexican radio host Jose Antonio Ponton. Pixel 4a 5G and 5 may not be available in that country.
Starting from the back, we see the new square camera bump where the flash is above the spectral and flicker sensors. We also have a good shot of a wide-angle lens that replaces telephoto.
We get very clear information about the body texture with full white / silver splatter including fingerprint sensor. We also see a black volume rocker and lock button. There are several barcodes, including lack of regulatory approval and “R3 EVT”. Redfin is the codename of Pixel 5, while the engineering validation test is a phase of the hardware manufacturing process.
The stickers cover an etched back pattern, which probably serves as another means of identifying the starting units, while replacing the “G” with a unique symbol that Google uses during the prototype stage.
Meanwhile, the second shot today shows the “About Phone” screen. This is the first time we have powered Pixel 5 on screen. It is running an earlier build of Android “R” because the top bar lacks time / date and other status icons.
The secret of this leak is how the “model” is identified as the “Pixel 5S”. The “S” moniker was made popular by Apple, but our best guess is that it probably refers to the Pixel 5 variant with or without mmWave 5G. Since “S” usually means Better, It is possibly the former.
Earlier this month, the FCC supported two of the four Pixel 5 devices, the GD1YQ and G6QU3, both the Mimway and the Sub-6.
Update 9/12: More images of this “Pixel 5S” have emerged with the screen turned on. The first two shots show the Settings app and confirm 128GB of storage. The homescreen photo shows the “Doodle” live wallpaper offered with Pixel 4. We actually look at the status bar as well, and the hole-punch camera causes everything to move correctly.
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